Project: Belantik Integrated Marine Facilities at Tanjung Chupak, Pasir Gudang

Year: 2010


Client: Bumitrail Engineering Sdn. Bhd.


The proposed site is located at Tanjung Chupak, Pasir Gudang, which located south of the Tanjung Putri Golf Resort and facing The Straits of Johor. At west (Lot PTD 109190) was alienated to Syarikat Sukma Kemajuan dan Perusahaan Sdn Bhd for heavy industry. The land has an area approximately 176 acres. At the moment, the land is overgrown with mangrove trees

Year: 2015

Cost: MYR370,000


The Lembaga Bandaran Johor Tenggara (LBJT) has appointed ISI to undertake the above study, the aim of which is to revitalise Bandar Tenggara. A 5-years action plan as the study final output is a development plan proposal with the supporting policies, strategies and programs to promote for the enhancement of its economic environment, the quality of the urban environment, quality of life and its physical growth.

The project cost of RM370,000.00 requires the preparation submission of four progress reports; inception report; interim report; draft final and Final Reports with the seven months study duration. The Final Report has been submitted on 5th November 2015 and accepted by LBJT. Thus the project is deemed complete.

Year: 2013

Cost: MYR0.4m

Client: Johor Land Berhad


The study on "Bumiputera Property Ownership within Iskandar Malaysia which commenced on 1 July 2013 was jointly undertaken by Institute Sultan Iskandar and Applied Economic Research Group K-economy Research Alliance, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Various aspects are being addressed in the study, the finding could be used in charting strategic action for the Economic Transformation Program (ETP) for the Bumiputera in Johor, particularly with Iskandar Malaysia. 

Two workshops were conducted on 28-29 November and 24 December 2013. The first workshop was officiated YB Datuk Haji Abdul Latif b Haji Bandi, Chairman of the Housing and Local Government Committee Johor. A panel session represented by State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN), Department of Evaluation and Property Service, Bankers, NGOs and Developers had discussed issues on Bumiputera property ownership and affordability housing.

Title: Research on Insulation, Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort Study in Hot-Humid Tropics with University of Hiroshima

Client: Nichias Corporation Japan & University of Hiroshima

Project Cost: JPY8.8m

Duration: 2 years

Leader: Prof. Dr Mohd Hamdan Hj Ahmad


This is a research on insulation, energy efficiency and thermal comfort study in hot-humid tropics, a collaboration between ISI, University of Hiroshima and Nichias Corporation, Japan with the latter being the sponsor.

ISI had received a fund of JPY8.8 million (USD88,915.00) from Nichias Corporation Japan, to be utilised in the year 2013 and 2014. The bulk of the allocation was for construction cost while JPY600,000.00 (USD6,000.00) from the allocation was to be utilised as scholarships and JPY200,000.00 (USD2,000.00) for consumable items. An additional budget of JPY4.9 million for constructing the experimental houses in UTM JB Campus for the research has been received. Prof. Dr Mohd Hamdan Ahmad is currently the leader of the project together with Dr Muhammad Tetsu Kubota from University of Hiroshima.

The construction of the house is completed. The experimental house was launched and attended by the representative from the President of Nichias Corporation Japan Mr Toshiyuki Takei, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr Ahmad Fauzi bin Ismail and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (development) of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.


Title: MIT-UTM Sustainable Cities Fellowship Programme

Client: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Project Cost: USD2.0 million.

Duration: Five (5) years 


The MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) is a five-year effort, initiated and run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The MSCP mission is to study and document sustainable city development efforts in Malaysia.  Research findings will be developed into online instructional materials to enhance and extend the teaching of sustainable city development across universities in the global South. The MSCP is housed in CoLab at MIT and the Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) at UTM. 


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